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Dina Mendonça
Appointed Research Fellow

Dina Mendonça (Ph.D. University of South Carolina, USA 2003) researches on Philosophy of Emotions and Philosophy of Education with a special concentration in Philosphy for Children. Her research focuses on developing a Situated Approach to Emotions, which takes emotions as dynamic and active situational occurences (Mendonça 2012). This pragmatist research of Deweyan inspiration aims at elaborating a critical intepretation of philosophical reflections on emotions clarifying different problems and advantags of different methodological and philosophical aproaches as well as identifying the key issues emotions theories (Paradox of Fiction, shared emotions, etc.) and further complexities of the emotional landscape (varialbility of valence of emotions, meta-emotional processes, etc.) In addition, she teaches Didatics of Philosophy concentrating on the role of writing for the education and improvement of thinking skills, and also creates original material for the aplication of philosophy to all schoolingstages, and as an aid for creative processes.

Publications
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books
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2022
ArgLab • books
Conceptions of Childhood and Moral Education in Philosophy for Children
Conceptions of Childhood and Moral Education in Philosophy for Children
Dina Mendonça & Florian Franken Figueiredo (Eds.)
Basingstoke: Springer Nature (forthcoming)
Articles in conference proceedings
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2009
ArgLab • Articles in conference proceedings
The Role of Details. How Emotions appear in Analogies and Analogies Maintain Feelings
The Role of Details. How Emotions appear in Analogies and Analogies Maintain Feelings
Dina Mendonça
M. L. C. Soares et al. (Orgs.), Expressões da Analogia: Actas do Colóquio / Expressions of Analogy: Proceedings (pp. 279-286). Lisboa: Edições Colibri.